Blog Archive

What Are Multifocal Implants? Nov 14th, 2019

Improve Your Vision And Address Impeding Cataracts With Multifocal Implants!  Our eyes have natural lenses within, which the lens bends light rays to help us see our best. A healthy lens is clear, but when someone has developed cataracts, the lens becomes cloudy. If you’ve ever driven with dirty glasses...

Ophthalmologist Recommended Tips For Relieving Dry Eyes (Part One) Sep 15th, 2019

Dry Eyes Disrupt Your Life And Can Be Extremely Frustrating To Manage — Find Solutions For Your Dry Eyes Today! Dry eyes can be both temporary and chronic, but they really begin to affect your quality of life when the symptoms just don’t seem to resolve on their own. You’re...

Why Your Eyes May Be Dry Aug 26th, 2019

Dry Eye Syndrome Affects Many People Beyond Just The Occasional Day Or Two Of Irritated Eyes. Learn More About The Reasons Behind Dry Eyes.  Dry eyes can be so frustrating, especially when it becomes a chronic issue. The irritation alone can dramatically affect your quality of life — it becomes...

Shield Your Eyes From The Sun This Summer Jun 5th, 2019

Too Much Exposure To UV Light Impacts Our Eye Health, So It’s Important To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun’s Rays While Basking In Everything The Summer Has To Offer. When it comes to sun safety, we know how important applying sunscreen is at combating harmful UVA and UVB rays,...

Is Your Vision The Missing Piece To An Improved Athletic Performance? (Part Two) May 15th, 2019

Visual Skills Support Your Eye Health As An Athlete — Get More Of Them Here Today! In part one, we began our exploration of visual skills and how visual acuity, hand-eye-body movement, eye tracking, visual concentration and more give us a competitive advantage as athletes and fitness enthusiasts! Ready to...

Is Your Vision The Missing Piece To An Improved Athletic Performance? (Part One) Apr 23rd, 2019

Healthy Eyes Are Vital How We Navigate Our Days, But Can It Enhance Our Athletic Performance? Consider the health and wellness industry for a moment, what comes to mind? Do you conjure images of weight loss products or supplements and powders to help you build muscles? The supplement aisle is...

Diabetes Care: Eye Health (Part Two) Mar 1st, 2019

Successful Diabetes Management Is Completely Tangible — Find Information About Diabetic Eye Conditions And How To Better Manage Your Eye Health When Living With Diabetes. In part one, we examined what diabetes is and how it affects our eye health. We began a discussion on diabetic retinopathy, which we’ll continue,...

Diabetes Care: Eye Health (Part One) Feb 15th, 2019

Managing And Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Is Vital For Optimal Eye Health! Eye health is a vital part of managing diabetes because unchecked blood sugar levels — the severe highs and dramatic lows — are damaging to the eyes. When left unmanaged over time, any one from a group of...

Is Zinc Always Good For Your Eyes? Jul 16th, 2018

Are There Any Risks To Taking Nutritional Supplements Like Zinc To Help Prevent The Effects On Aging On My Vision? We all know, usually from experience, that just because something is good for us in a small amount, it does not necessarily follow that more of it will be even...

The Role Of Lutein In Maintaining Eye Health Jul 11th, 2018

Can Taking Nutritional Supplements Like Lutein Help Prevent Or Delay Cataracts And Macular Degeneration? Lutein is often referred to as “the eye vitamin.” It is actually a carotenoid, which along with zeaxanthin, form the yellow pigment of the retina. It is in their role as antioxidants that it is believed they filter...

Glaucoma Treatment Options Jul 4th, 2018

Are There Treatment Options Other Than Surgery For Glaucoma? We may all be extremely different in lots and lots of ways, but there are some things that we pretty much all agree on. No one likes to go the dentist. And, no one likes to try and hold still while...

Cataracts: Causes And Symptoms Jul 2nd, 2018

What Causes Cataracts And What Are The Early Signs? One of the more memorable quotes from silver screen legend Bette Davis is “Old Age Isn’t for Sissies!” Unfortunately, the truth in that statement gets clearer with each passing year. Diet, exercise and advances in medicine are increasing longevity and adding...

Examining Patient Satisfaction After LASIK Jun 27th, 2018

What Have We Learned About Patient Satisfaction After Decades Of LASIK Cases? If you wear glasses or contact lenses and have thought about getting rid of them or if you have an astigmatism that you would like to have corrected, chances are you’ve heard of the LASIK procedure. Laser-assisted in situ...

Corneal Hypoxia: Dangers Of Oxygen Deprivation Jun 25th, 2018

Does It Really Matter If You Leave Contact Lenses In Longer Than The Prescribed Wearing Time? The earliest versions of contact lenses were made of very thin glass. Think about that for a moment: a small piece of glass was placed directly on the eye. If you have any imagination...

Conjunctivitis Jun 20th, 2018

Are There Different Kinds Of Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis, or the more common “pink eye”, may be a relatively common condition but it is one that we all dread. This is especially true for parents. It is so common in pre-school and elementary school children that it is expected to strike all...

What Is Presbyopia? Jun 19th, 2018

What Is Presbyopia And How Do I Know If I Have It? There are a lot of things that we can do to prepare for growing older. We can follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Paying attention to our finances to make sure that there will be adequate funds...

Too Much Screen Time Causing Dry Eyes? Jun 13th, 2018

Can Staring Too Long At My Computer Or Phone Screen Cause My Eyes To Dry Out? Judging by all the things that are blamed on current screen time practices, you might think that this fairly recent phenomena is the root of most of our problems. It would be nice if...

What Is Amblyopia? Jun 12th, 2018

Can My Child’s Lazy Eye Be Corrected? Amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye”, is partial or complete loss of vision in one eye due to conditions that prevent normal development. In amblyopia, the brain favors one eye and, basically, ignores the other, leading to lack of stimulation and maturity in...

Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery Jun 9th, 2018

What Can Be Done For A Drooping Eyelid? There are many conditions that can affect vision and these change as we age. Not all of these come from problems with the eye, itself. With aging, the skin begins to lose its elasticity. Eyelids stretch as the muscles supporting them weaken...

Astigmatism And Contacts May 1st, 2018

Is It True That I Can Wear Soft Contacts Even If I Have An Astigmatism? It increasingly seems like the world is changing faster than we can keep up. Cars are driving themselves, nano robots are delivering chemotherapy to specific sites in the body and Elon Musk believes his hyperloop...

Cataract Replacement Surgery Feb 6th, 2018

Why Do They Only Do Surgery On One Eye At A Time When You Have Cataract Surgery? As we age, most people are resigned to the fact that there is a good chance that, sooner or later, they will have to deal with cataracts. That seems to be a fair assumption....

Refractive Surgery For Astigmatism Nov 7th, 2017

Can astigmatism be corrected with refractive surgery? Astigmatism, a common type of refractive error, can be the result of disease or injury but is most often a natural occurrence that most individuals are born with to some degree or other. Refraction is the result of light being bent as it...

Fight Macular Degeneration With Nutritional Supplements Jun 22nd, 2017

Can nutritional supplements reduce the risk of AMD? AMD, which stands for age-related macular degeneration, is the leading cause of vision loss in those over 50. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) nearly 2 million people currently suffer from AMD and more than three times that many are...

Improve Your Vision Without Surgery Apr 17th, 2017

Can I Improve My Vision Without Surgery? If you’re like most people, you are fascinated by the idea of Ortho-K lenses since they actually correct your vision overnight. Imagine how freeing it would be not to need eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day! Although Ortho-K lenses have been around...

Diabetic Retinopathy Mar 16th, 2017

Am I At Risk For Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes is a serious medical problem, not just here in the United States, but worldwide. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly one-and-a-half million Americans are newly diagnosed with diabetes every year as a result of dietary changes and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle....

New Treatment For Age-Related Macular Degeneration In Sight Feb 28th, 2017

Q: What Treatment Options Exist For Age-Related Macular Degeneration? “I’d rather stick needles in my eyes”. Long before Jack Nicholson uttered that memorable line in the 1983 movie Terms of Endearment, the idea of sticking a needle in the eye made most people uncomfortable if not downright squeamish. That same...

Cataract Surgery Study Jun 29th, 2016

A recent study found timely cataract surgery resulted in a 40% mortality risk reduction compared with no surgery. The results suggest that correcting visual impairment caused by cataracts has health benefits beyond merely improving eyesight. The findings also support previous research showing a link between visual impairment and increased mortality...

Back To School Jun 29th, 2016

Did you know that one out of four children have a vision disorder that interferes with their ability to learn? Many of these children struggle in school as discouraged students who are unable to meet the expectations of parents and teachers.A standard eye exam does not always test a child’s...

Update On Macular Degeneration And The AREDS-2 Study Jun 29th, 2016

Macular Degeneration is a progressive ocular disease that causes people to lose central vision. Risk factors include smoking, sun exposure, poor nutrition and family history. For the last ten years, it has been scientifically proven that vitamin supplements can decrease the progression of Macular degeneration and prolong the onset. Supplements...